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Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: John Boback, The Western Virginia Backcountry: A Short History of a Very Long Frontier

Jacob Prickett has long been celebrated as being one of the earliest pioneers on the western Virginia frontier. However, John Boback will argue the opposite position by presenting the Pricketts as late comers to the frontier period of history that had actually started over one hundred years before Prickett was even born.

Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: WV History Alive – Julia Child

In the 1960’s, a tall gangly woman with a preposterous voice and a joy of life revolutionized the art of cooking for Americans. Julia Child became an icon of gourmet cooking, and using her remarkable energy, humor, and skill, changed the way Americans thought about eating. The First Lady of Food as she has been called, convinced the nation that anyone could create gourmet meals as she charmed the public with her passion for good food. Sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Pricketts Fort 18th C. Firearms & Accoutrements Show

Visitors will find knife makers, 18th C gun builders, powder horn makers, leather hunting pouches and other products that are pertinent to the early frontier. Their new self-guided audio tour will also be available.

Pricketts Fort 18th C. Firearms & Accoutrements Show

Visitors will find knife makers, 18th C gun builders, powder horn makers, leather hunting pouches and other products that are pertinent to the early frontier. Their new self-guided audio tour will also be available.

Pricketts Fort 18th C. Firearms & Accoutrements Show

Visitors will find knife makers, 18th Century gun builders, powder horn makers, leather hunting pouches and other products that are pertinent to the early frontier. Their new self-guided audio tour will also be available.

HEARTH COOKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.

WEST VIRGINIA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL AT PRICKETTS FORT

Join the West Virginia Storytelling Guild for a storytelling festival in the park. Schools are invited to participate in special workshops and storytelling for students. Tickets are required for all events. Details will be posted at www.prickettsfort.org or www.wvstorytellers.org.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC DAY AT PRICKETTS FORT

Enjoy a full day of traditional music with musicians scheduled to perform at the amphitheater with informal jamming in the park. Food will be available.

HEARTH COOKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.

SOAP MAKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and see the process of soap making in the 18th century. Regular admission applies.

HEARTH COOKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.

HEARTH COOKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.

HEARTH COOKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.

HEARTH COOKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.

GRKMANIA @ PRICKETTS FORT

Come join us for an evening of FREE entertainment with the ever popular polka band Grkmania. The Joe Grkman Band includes three generations of the Grkman family. The group features traditional Slovenian polkas and waltzes along with their original GRKMANIA style Slovenian button box accordion music.

HEARTH COOKING DEMO AT PRICKETTS FORT

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.